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Belks white Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Otham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2501 / 51°15'0"N

Longitude: 0.5738 / 0°34'25"E

OS Eastings: 579715

OS Northings: 153247

OS Grid: TQ797532

Mapcode National: GBR PRH.FXD

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.WVP2

Plus Code: 9F327H2F+2G

Entry Name: Belks white Cottage

Listing Date: 26 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263042

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433389

Location: Otham, Maidstone, Kent, ME15

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Otham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(West Side)
3/230 Belks

Farmhouse, now house. Late C14 or early C15 with mid C16 alterations,
restored in late C20. Timber framed, with rendered infilling. Plain tile
roof. Open hall of 2 unequal-length timber-framed bays, and storeyed end
bays. 2 storeys, on stone plinth. Gabled end jetties underbuilt. Exposed
principal posts and midrails. Peg-holes suggest broadly-spaced close-
studding. Tension braces to narrower left hall bay. Steeply-pitched
hipped roof with gablets. Gable end stack to left and brick ridge stack to
right end of left hall bay. Irregular fenestration of 4 windows; one 2-
light casement to each end bay, small single light over door, and late
C20 rectangular timber-framed first-floor bay window with gable, to right
hall bay. Blocked 6-light diamond mullion window to rear wall of right hall
bay. Boarded door set within durns to left end of left hall bay. Stone
lean-to to right end. Interior: exposed framing. Evidence for service doors
to left end of hall, and for stairs to right end bay. Sans-purlin roof.
Substantial remains of timber and plaster stack with stone base, backing on
to cross-passage. Cambered chamfered bressumer to fireplace, and chamfered
stone jambs with broach stops. Moulded axial beam to inserted floor.
Formerly known as White Cottage.

Listing NGR: TQ7978953699

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